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    Ol' Man River - A body of water worth protecting

    Ol' man river: In our effort to decide how to vote on the Trinity toll road initiative, Buzz spent a fun day last week looking through databases we didn't really understand and talking to unhelpful people at the EPA and Texas Commission on Environme...

    by Patrick Williams on October 11, 2007
  • New Immigration Rules Could Empty Local Kitchens - Tough rules leave restaurants looking for cooks with green cards

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    New Immigration Rules Could Empty Local Kitchens - Tough rules leave restaurants looking for cooks with green cards

    On top of sales and profits, business owners in certain industries may soon face additional, more sleuthlike priorities--digging up government records, investigating employees' identification paper trails and even firing large numbers of workers. ...

    by Megan Feldman on October 11, 2007
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    Joyce King is Promoting Justice to the Masses

    Dallas writer Joyce King, who recently joined the board of the Innocence Project of Texas, is spearheading the organization's month-long campaign called "Justice Delayed" to raise $1 million to benefit the DNA exonerees in the state of Texas and to ...

    by Glenna Whitley on October 11, 2007
  • Ghosthustler Resurrects '80s Synth Beats - Ghosthustler's sound leaves you nostalgic for the future

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    Ghosthustler Resurrects '80s Synth Beats - Ghosthustler's sound leaves you nostalgic for the future

    Rock 'n' roll is dead. It was crushed under the leathery $400 heel of a record exec as he blithely made his way out of a Los Angeles restaurant. Or, ravaged by cancer, it succumbed with Joey Ramone at 3:21 a.m. on April 15, 2001. Or it blew its o...

    by Jonanna Widner on October 11, 2007
  • Spelunk Punk - Hey, don't call me Wilma Flintstone

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    Spelunk Punk - Hey, don't call me Wilma Flintstone

    I am 10 or 20 or 50 feet underground. It's hard to tell exactly how far I've just climbed down. Once you've slithered into a dark, dirty hole with only a headlamp to light the way, everything starts looking more or less the same. My knees are bruise...

    by Andrea Grimes on October 11, 2007
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    Mr. Crunchy Con Speaks|You Cheap Bastards

    Mr. Crunchy Con Speaks Not a flip-flopper: Thanks, I guess, for naming me "Best Angst-Ridden Republican" (Best of Dallas, September 27). Given the woebegone state of the GOP this year, I know I faced quite a bit of competition from my political t...

    on October 11, 2007
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    Ask a Mexican

    Dear Mexican: We were in a restaurant the other day eating some refried beans and green chili when I overheard some gringos in the next booth making fun of Mexicans. One thing they said that really made me mad was, "Why do Mexicans REFRY their beans...

    by Gustavo Arellano on October 11, 2007
  • Mavericks Meander into the Season - With minimal upgrades and a fragile psyche, this season could stroll off in any ol' direction

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    Mavericks Meander into the Season - With minimal upgrades and a fragile psyche, this season could stroll off in any ol' direction

    With minimal upgrades and a fragile psyche, this season could stroll off in any ol' direction A. June 19, 2008--Inspired by a whiff of the trophy in '06 and fueled by a colossal collapse after a record-setting regular season in '07, the Dallas Ma...

    by Richie Whitt on October 11, 2007
  • Politicians Uniting Behind the Trinity Toll Road

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    Politicians Uniting Behind the Trinity Toll Road

    How about that amazing line-up of politicians and business groups put together by Carol Reed, the political guru running the Vote No! campaign for the November toll road referendum? The entire city council except for Angela Hunt. The entire count...

    by Jim Schutze on October 11, 2007
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    DA Watkins: "Justice at Its Best"

    This week's Observer cover story on DNA exonerations will be available shortly, but recent news about the case of Clay Chabot proves that these revelations of dubious convictions are just going to keep on coming. And, as District Attorney Craig Watki...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on August 1, 2007 @ 6:00 pm
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    Cry One More Time

    Donations to cover said debts can be made through the band's MySpace page, where Pastense is still available for download. --Noah W. Bailey ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on August 1, 2007 @ 4:04 pm
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    More Sounds of Deep Ellum

    Jeff Liles has informed us as to the identity of "juabeaux," who's been posting all the archival footage of bands performing in Deep Ellum way back when. But till we talk to our YouTube'n archivist and find out what he plans on doing with what we hea...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on August 1, 2007 @ 3:52 pm
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    Plaza of the Unamerican, Anyone?

    Of course, that address is one of the towers at the Plaza of the Americas, and when reached by Unfair Park this afternoon, the building's management confirmed it's indeed the home of "DTI Exceed." Only the woman in the management office told us she d...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on August 1, 2007 @ 2:47 pm
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    Victory Storm Warning

    Or we could just not bother at all and post verbatim the words of a CBS press release shipped to Unfair Park HQ this afternoon: Hannah Storm will co-anchor THE EARLY SHOW (6:00-8:00 AM, CST) from Dallas, Texas on Friday, Aug. 3 at AT&T Plaza on Vict...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on August 1, 2007 @ 1:47 pm
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    How Buzzed Was Former Miss Dallas?

    I had no idea till yesterday that the infamous Merry Miller of ABC News is this Merry Miller. Says her Learning Annex bio: "The former Miss Dallas, who grew up in tiny Mesquite, Texas, has a list of contacts that's the envy of networking professional...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on August 1, 2007 @ 12:45 pm
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    Wi-Fi the Friendly Skies?

    This morning, American Airlines issued a press release announcing its partnership with Illinois-based AirCell, which promises broadband Interwebs access on commercial airline flights. Says AirCell on its Web site, the service would be av...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on August 1, 2007 @ 12:24 pm
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    Schutze's Index

    Cheat Sheet on Petition Signatures Total number of signatures collected by TrinityVote: 91,000 Of those, total number certified by City Secretary Deborah Watkins as valid: 52,500 Total number required by law to call a referendum on the Trinity Tol...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on August 1, 2007 @ 11:09 am
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    Dallas' One-Man Newspaper Dynasty

    Decherd, of course, controls Belo Corp. -- along with his sister, Dealey D. Herndon. But the Times wants to know, in short, for how long. To which Decherd responds: "Journalism is being redefined whether we like it or not. The resistance in the news...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on August 1, 2007 @ 10:27 am
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    "Did You Kill Bill Walsh?"

    Hey, FC Dallas, waytago -- you made Perez Hilton this morning! And David Beckham didn't even have to show. Go figure. And, mazel tov for making TMZ.com's video-clip pile this morning, Market News First! Your O.J. Simpson interview last night was kil...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on August 1, 2007 @ 9:48 am
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    Tom Leppert Bows to the Will of the People. No People We Know, But Still.

    That means that even if the suspect signatures were found to be bad, that finding would have no effect on the petitions or their certification or the requirements of the law triggered by the certification. It's all irrelevant. I checked that with M...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on July 31, 2007 @ 5:52 pm
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